Hi, I have the same problem with an senao engenius emp 8602 s plus card (600 mW power ... and atheros ar5600x chipset !!!).
I think it’s only a driver and sofware problem :
When I use linux the wifi always run and the led is on, when I use xp the wifi is always run and the led is off.
To cut the wifi connection with xp, I act on the driver properties, there is a radio off/on function.
I think that the problem could be solve with a little soft which can link the swith to this radio on/off function. I’m not be able to program this, but it seems me not impossible because Sony has made a little utility to swap the wifi switch to bluetooth.
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